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#Back To School

10 memories we all have from starting big school

You’re in the big leagues now.

9 things today's first years have no memory of

Secondary school first years were probably born in 2000. KILL US NOW!

From TheJournal.ie Parents urged to check children for head lice in the coming weeks Back To School

Parents urged to check children for head lice in the coming weeks

With children going back to school in the coming weeks, pharmacists are warning about the dangers of head lice.

From TheJournal.ie Replacing child benefit with school attendance payment 'would save €100m' Child Benefit

Replacing child benefit with school attendance payment 'would save €100m'

TD Denis Naughten has said the payment of €130 would remain intact but would be based on school attendance under his proposal which he said could also help reduce truancy.

From TheJournal.ie Infographic: The cost of sending a child to school in Ireland School Costs Survey

Infographic: The cost of sending a child to school in Ireland

Children’s charity Barnardos has laid out the results of its annual School Costs Survey in this very handy and informative graphic

From TheJournal.ie Child missed 17 days of school because they had no lunch - Barnardos School Costs Survey

Child missed 17 days of school because they had no lunch - Barnardos

Barnardos’ annual School Costs Survey has revealed that parents are continuing to struggle to meet the cost of sending their child to school.

From The42 A sneak peek inside ROG's French class at Racing Métro Back To School This post contains videos

A sneak peek inside ROG's French class at Racing Métro

Félicitations, Rog!

From TheJournal.ie 110,000 families to receive the back-to-school allowance automatically Back To School

110,000 families to receive the back-to-school allowance automatically

The automated approvals will reduce the large number of claims not processed until after schools have re-opened.

What Irish phrases will Gardaí need to learn?

An leatsa an gluaisteán seo?

From TheJournal.ie NCA following up on parents' complaints as Schoolbooks.ie problems continue Schoolbooks.ie

NCA following up on parents' complaints as Schoolbooks.ie problems continue

Some parents continue to experience problems with book orders and refunds as the National Consumer Agency says it is has received around 250 queries in relation to the online retailer.

From TheJournal.ie After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect Dáil Éireann

After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect

The Budget, property tax, abortion, bank debt, Luke Ming Flanagan’s t-shirts and James Reilly’s statements – some of what we can expect as the Dáil returns this week.

From TheJournal.ie As parents wait for books or their money back, Schoolbooks.ie stays silent Schoolbooks.ie

As parents wait for books or their money back, Schoolbooks.ie stays silent

Parents continue to experience problems with the online school books retailer which could not be contacted yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: The things that remind us it's back-to-school time You Tell Us This post contains images

Open thread: The things that remind us it's back-to-school time

Wallpaper-wrapped schoolbooks, the theme tune to Glenroe, a shoe-fitting machine of torture: what were the triggers that let you know it was THAT time of year again?

From TheJournal.ie Schoolbooks.ie admits errors as it manually reviews order backlog Schoolbooks.ie

Schoolbooks.ie admits errors as it manually reviews order backlog

The company has been making progress on the backlog of orders for school books but angry parents continue to wait for deliveries as their children return to school with no books.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know this Friday…

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix: Thursday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Parents feel pressure to pay voluntary school contributions Back To School

Parents feel pressure to pay voluntary school contributions

The National Parents’ Council said the anxiety of paying contributions can distract parents from offering the support their children need when starting back at school.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix: Tuesday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

8 important lessons from Twitter on how to go back to school

The Daily Edge distils the wisdom of the crowd.

From TheJournal.ie New teachers' salaries down 30 per cent since 2010 Back To School

New teachers' salaries down 30 per cent since 2010

Unions hope the government will lift the suspension on new teachers’ allowances in a cabinet meeting next week.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Tantrums, taunts & bills - the struggle of sending kids back to school Opinion

Column: Tantrums, taunts & bills - the struggle of sending kids back to school

Lesley Anderson, a single mother of two children, tells her story about the difficulties she faces meeting the ‘back to school’ costs.

From TheJournal.ie Schoolbooks.ie says backlog WILL be cleared by tomorrow Back To School

Schoolbooks.ie says backlog WILL be cleared by tomorrow

The online company says that it has reduced its backlog from 5,000 orders to 1,300 today.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix: Saturday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Saturday

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

From TheJournal.ie FG Deputy calls on school books website to "get its act together" Back To School

FG Deputy calls on school books website to "get its act together"

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said some parents have been waiting several weeks for their orders and have paid a substantial amount of money for the books.

From TheJournal.ie Graphic of the Day: Barnardos' School Costs Survey Barnardos

Graphic of the Day: Barnardos' School Costs Survey

Barnardos has provided TheJournal.ie with this graphic which outlines numerous findings from its School Costs Survey.

From TheJournal.ie Parents anticipating back-to-school costs of up to €620 a child Education

Parents anticipating back-to-school costs of up to €620 a child

National Consumer Agency advises parents to plan and budget carefully for the costs of sending children to school in September.

From TheJournal.ie Enterprise Ireland has no involvement in Cowen's California course California Here We Come

Enterprise Ireland has no involvement in Cowen's California course

The government agency was responding to a report in today’s Irish Mail on Sunday about former taoiseach Brian Cowen’s enrolment on a six-week course at Stanford University.

Today and 5 other days that make you go... 'Meh'

There’s no Good Friday drama and no Easter Sunday festivities – but this particular Saturday is just one of a few milestones in the year that really drag.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know including: The latest Eurozone debt crisis talks with one special guest, another eventful day in the presidential race and meet the latest YouTube sensations.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

A round-up of the day’s big stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you should know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Minister defends back-to-school allowance backlog Back To School

Minister defends back-to-school allowance backlog

Joan Burton was responding to criticism over a major backlog in processing applications for the back-to-school clothing and footwear allowance.

From TheJournal.ie Department’s six-week backlog in processing back-to-school allowance forms Back To School

Department’s six-week backlog in processing back-to-school allowance forms Exclusive

There is a major office backlog in processing applications for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance.

Alec Baldwin won't be the next mayor of New York City

American actor Alec Baldwin says he needs to go ‘back to school’ before trying his hand at politics.

From TheJournal.ie Back to school allowance to ease the burden on 160,000 families Back To School

Back to school allowance to ease the burden on 160,000 families

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton says that €82 million will be allocated to families to buy clothes and shoes for school.

Tyra Banks goes back to school

Model and founder of TV show America’s Next Top Model has enrolled in the prestigious Harvard Business School.

From The42 The History Boys: Chelsea vs. Manchester United Back To School This post contains videos

The History Boys: Chelsea vs. Manchester United

We’ve been rooting through dusty archives all afternoon to highlight the six important lessons which United and Chelsea can take from their previous encounters.

From The42 The History Boys: the League Cup Final Back To School This post contains videos

The History Boys: the League Cup Final

We flick through the archives to see if there’s any lessons that Arsenal and Birmingham should be aware of as they prepare for Sunday’s Carling Cup showdown.